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"Ruth Ann" Weidenbach

June 28, 1930 -- Oct. 26, 2019


November 7, 2019 | View PDF

"Ruth Ann" Weidenbach

In Memory of "Ruth Ann" Weidenbach (Roskam).

Ruth Ann was born to Meta and John Roskam on June 28, 1930, in Wasco. She was the 11th of 14 children. She attended Wasco schools and after graduation, went to work for Pacific Bell. She met and married Marvin Weidenbach of Shafter on March 13, 1953. They had four children together, Deborah Ann, Jennifer Ruth, Mark Albert and Elizabeth Susan.

After her children were mature, she went to work for Shafter High School in several capacities. After her retirement, she and Marvin travelled extensively. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Newkirk of Bakersfield, son Mark Weidenbach of Shafter, and daughter Beth Bollinger of Shafter and son in law, James Graddy of Shafter.

Also surviving her are sister in law LaVina Roskam of Shafter and Barbara Weidenbach of Bakersfield, along with a multitude of nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.

Ruth was preceeded in death by her husband, Marvin Weidenbach; her eldest daughter, Deborah Ann Weidenbach-Graddy; and all of her sisters and brothers that passed before her in age order: Homer, Norma, Gladys, Thora, Arlo, Lois, Phylis, Verda, Reva, Marlyn, Ruth Ann, John, Jr., Rex and Courtney.

Ruth Ann was known by many and loved by all who knew her.

A viewing was held Nov. 4 at Peters Funeral Home in Shafter. A graveside service was held Nov. 5 at Shafter Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at Shafter Congregational Bible Church.


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